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9 to 5 The Musical

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9 to 5 The Musical#0
Posted: 12/27/03 at 5:47pm
This could be such an amazing piece of theatre. Dolly Parton needs to whip up some songs, team up with a qualified book writer and go for it! Besides the AMAZING opening number, there are plenty of opportunities for songs in the story. One for the Boss to sing when he's trying to seduce his secretary, a song about toking up in the bathroom, each of the girls could have a solo fantasy song and dance sequence for their respective pot-induced plots against their superior. It would be such a fun evening! Any comments?

PS - I vote Kristin Chenoweth for Dolly's role. She's got the height and basically has the chest, and she could tear up some good Parton material.
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re: 9 to 5 The Musical#1
Posted: 12/27/03 at 5:51pm
I really think this is a good idea. I loved that movie when i saw it as a kid. It was the first movie that I saw that was not a kid's movie and I felt all grown up watching it. There are plenty of scenes that would be great in a musical. Don't they get high in a garage too? And the whole scene where the boss is tied up. Really funny. And what about that busybody secretary of the boss? She would be such a great supporting character. Someone go to Dollywood right now and get her going on this!
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Posted: 12/27/03 at 5:57pm
I think Dolly Parton could definitely play it on Broadway.
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re: 9 to 5 The Musical#3
Posted: 12/27/03 at 6:01pm
I'm envisioning the whole cartoon animals scene as something like "Children, Children" from Bat Boy. re: 9 to 5 The Musical
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re: re: 9 to 5 The Musical#4
Posted: 12/27/03 at 6:20pm
So the goal of this thread is to imagine things we have seen onstage before reconstituted into a stage version of a movie we've seen before? The citizens of Broadway are not afraid to aim high!
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re: re: re: 9 to 5 The Musical#5
Posted: 12/27/03 at 6:26pm
Hey namo.. just curious.. Have you ever contributed a positive message to a thread? Or has it always been bitchy underhanded comments? (like this one?) :) Anyway to the original poster of the thread; I agree. 9 to 5 sounds like a great idea. How about Judy Kaye in the Lily Tomlin role?
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Posted: 12/27/03 at 6:34pm
I totally agree with Namo... Again its just rehash of an existing piece. Yes, Nine to Five was a very good movie, but why not just rent it???? Why pay $100+ for a remake?

We need new shows based on things other than movies.
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Posted: 12/27/03 at 6:34pm
A simple search will provide you a veritable avalanche of positive things I have contributed! Reminisce over my recent elation at seeing something without reconstituted scenes from shows that are fewer than 3 years old in my discussion of Caroline, Or Change. Enjoy my heartfelt discussions of Angels in America. Do the search! Have fun! Glad I could help out!
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Posted: 12/27/03 at 6:39pm
I love the movie and don't think it has potential to be a musical. I was just posting what popped into my head. re: re: re: re: re: 9 to 5 The Musical
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re: 9 to 5 The Musical#9
Posted: 12/27/03 at 6:46pm
Oooh, we could make some of Dolly's other movies into Broadway Musicals, like:

The Best Little Whorehou... oh, wait.
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re: re: 9 to 5 The Musical#10
Posted: 12/27/03 at 7:17pm
Wow, you people are nice. It was just a suggestion as to something that could be a lot of fun. I was just seeing what ideas other people had about it - it's not like we're producers throwing around ideas for our next project. And besides, other than real life semi and/or auto biographical being theatricalized by the author, how many other original sources are there? People keep knocking movies being made into musicals because they're not original, but movies made from books or poems are entirely original either. Look at all the great theatre classics from the previous decades, and a good deal of them are not fully "original."
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Posted: 12/27/03 at 7:50pm
I'm sorry if I came off as rude or "mean". I was just making a joke.
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re: re: re: re: 9 to 5 The Musical#12
Posted: 12/27/03 at 8:34pm
NO! NO MORE MOVIE-MUSICALS!
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Posted: 12/27/03 at 8:52pm
Bill- THANK YOU!!!!!

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Posted: 12/27/03 at 9:17pm
Actually, the idea of 9 to 5 as a musical was crossing my mind a couple of days ago. I think it could work as well.

BillFinn - No more movie musicals? Like Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Passion, Tommy? All of which were movies before they were musicalized for the stage.

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There actually was a time when Dolly considered this--but I guess it never came to fruition.

Most musicals are adaptations--novels, plays, poems, etc. Why the prejudice towards film? I know that many of these film to stage musicals have sucked, but some have worked extremely well--as Mister Matt mentioned.
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MisterMatt - From the people I know who've seen Sweet Smell and Tommy, they said they were both terrible and not worth buying the Cast Recording over. I don't know anything about Kiss of the Spider Woman. Passion IS a movie-musical, but wasn't that movie a french film? Not to mention, Sondheim wrote it so you know there's something to learn out of it.
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